No UV rays in oxy/acetylene flame, only infrared and visible light. Are you sure your eyes didn't just get dried out from the heat? With oxy/acetylene welding, shaded glasses are only to block some of the visible light, but a lot of people don't bother with them for using a rosebud---there's no weld puddle you have to be able to see.
Re: Rosebud tip in reply to Stan in Oly, WA, 03-02-2013 01:12:14
Even when setting the flame for cutting, you don't normally wear cutting goggles. I've seen a lot guys do good cuts without goggles but I have real trouble seeing what I'm doing and it really bothers my eyes. With a rosebud you're not usually staring right at the flame. You're watching the piece you're heating up and not melting it.
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